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The Firm's Resources and Value Creation

Semester
E2021
Subject
Business studies / Business Administration and Leadership
Activitytype
master course
Teaching language
English
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Detailed description of content

The course is based on recent theories about the company's development, innovation and value creation in the light of its resources and surroundings. We focus on how modern companies and organizations use resources to create value. Value creation can be seen from different perspectives, where managers, employees, users and others can have varied interests in what value is created and for whom. In the course we work with an analysis of how different types of resources are involved in the creation of value, eg employees, users, knowledge resources and network resources, and we also focus on different ways of mobilizing resources.

Expected work effort (ects-declaration)

Course work: 30 Preparation (readings): 150 Exam paper and preparation for oral exam: 90 Total: 270

Course material and reading list

Will be made available on Moodle.

Evaluation- and feedback forms

Mid-term and end evaluation

Administration of exams
ISE Studyadministration (ise-studyadministration@ruc.dk)
The responsible course lecturer
Flemming Sørensen (flemmiso@ruc.dk)
ECTS
10
Learning outcomes and assessment criteria
  • Knowledge and understanding:

    About recent theories on the business's development, innovation and value creation in the context of its resources and surroundings

  • About theoretical and empirical analyses of the business's transformation processes, including the trust within and between businesses

  • About recent knowledge and understanding of entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship

  • About recent analyses of the role of employees in a business's development processes

  • About recent analytical perspectives on underlying corporate values

  • About recent perspectives on management in the context of corporate development and change

  • Skills:

    In analysing a business's development, management and value creation in the context of its resources and surroundings

  • In translating analyses of a business's resources and value creation into concrete models for development, entrepreneurship and innovation

  • In critically analysing various transformation processes, including the role of employees in innovation processes

  • In communicating with the business's employees and management team about the business's need for change and the business's underlying values and value creation

  • Competences:

    In identifying relevant knowledge and understanding of the business's development processe

  • In identifying possible actions that can be taken to manage and organise the concrete situations that the theories focus on

  • In reflecting upon a business's financial, strategic and organisational situation

Overall content

The course is composed of two parts. One part of the course provides the students with an overview of recent perspectives on how businesses and organisations can work with their resources, value creation and innovation. The other part of the course is a seminar wherein the students will work in a seminar setting that includes a presentation of theories and observation of cases and the writing of an essay dealing with a research question of their own choosing. The students must select an analytical perspective to write an essay about.

Prerequisites for participation
Currently no data from curriculum.
Prerequisites for participation in the exam
Currently no data from curriculum.
Teaching and working methods

A number of lectures lasting 2-4 hours and some associated exercises (workshops). There will also be a number of seminars lasting 2-4 hours.

Type of activity

Elective course:

Form of examination
Individual oral exam based on a synopsis made by the group.

The exam is conducted as a dialogue.
There may be posed questions in any part of the curriculum.

Permitted group size: 2 to 5 students.
For 2 students: 16,800-21,600 characters, including spaces.
For 3 students: 16,800-21,600 characters, including spaces.
For 4 students: 16,800-21,600 characters, including spaces.
For 5 students: 16,800-21,600 characters, including spaces.
For 6 students: 16,800-21,600 characters, including spaces.

The character limits include the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.

Time allowed for the exam including time used for assessment: 15 minutes.

The students are examined separately.

The assessment is an overall assessment of the written product(s) and the subsequent oral examination..

Permitted support and preparation materials for the oral exam: All.

Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
Moderation: Internal co-assessor.
Form of Re-examination
Samme som ordinær eksamen
Exam code(s)
Exam code(s) : U40629
Last changed 03/05/2021

lecture list:

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Monday 13-09-2021 08:15 - 13-09-2021 12:00 in week 37
The firm's resources and value creation (BAL, BS)

Monday 20-09-2021 08:15 - 20-09-2021 10:00 in week 38
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Monday 27-09-2021 08:15 - 27-09-2021 10:00 in week 39
The firm's resources and value creation (BAL, BS)

Monday 04-10-2021 08:15 - 04-10-2021 10:00 in week 40
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Monday 11-10-2021 08:15 - 11-10-2021 10:00 in week 41
The firm's resources and value creation (BAL, BS)

Monday 18-10-2021 08:15 - 18-10-2021 10:00 in week 42
The firm's resources and value creation (BAL, BS)

Monday 25-10-2021 08:15 - 25-10-2021 12:00 in week 43
The firm's resources and value creation (BAL, BS)

Monday 01-11-2021 08:15 - 01-11-2021 12:00 in week 44
The firm's resources and value creation (BAL, BS)

Monday 08-11-2021 08:15 - 08-11-2021 12:00 in week 45
The firm's resources and value creation (BAL, BS)

Monday 15-11-2021 08:15 - 15-11-2021 12:00 in week 46
The firm's resources and value creation (BAL, BS)

Tuesday 16-11-2021 10:00 - 16-11-2021 10:00 in week 46
The firm's resources and value creation - Hand-in, exam (BAL, BS)

Monday 10-01-2022 08:15 - Friday 14-01-2022 18:00 in week 02
The firm's resources and value creation - Oral exam (BAL, BS)

Monday 17-01-2022 08:15 - Tuesday 18-01-2022 18:00 in week 03
The firm's resources and value creation - Oral reexam (BAL, BS)

Tuesday 08-02-2022 10:00 - 08-02-2022 10:00 in week 06
The firm's resources and value creation - Hand-in, reexam (BAL, BS)